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NHPCO Webinar - Terminal Prognosis and Trajectory

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

November 15, 2018
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

CE/CME Information

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Webinar Description

Determining prognosis and documenting hospice eligibility continues to be challenging for many hospice providers. This Webinar will improve your understanding of the data needed to develop a prognosis for individual patients and improve your prognostication skills for certain disease categories. After this Webinar, you will be in a better position to determine the terminal illness trajectory and document hospice eligibility for your patients.

Webinar Objectives

At the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify common indicators of decline which are universal regardless of diagnosis
  • Improve prognostication skills for certain disease categories
  • Discuss how prognostication utilizes both population studies and clinical judgment


Robert Crook, MD, FACP, FAAHPM 

Dr. Crook has been practicing hospice and palliative medicine for over 10 years and currently serves as Associate Medical Director for Mount Carmel Hospice and Palliative Care and lead physician for Community Based Palliative Care. Mount Carmel has earned national recognition as one of original 8 CAPC Leadership Centers, which trains other communities on how to deliver excellent palliative care. Dr. Crook graduated medical school at the University of Toledo and completed his internal medicine residency at Case/MetroHealth in Cleveland with a focus on tropical medicine. He is an active member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). He wrote a book chapter on Prognosis for the Essentials of Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care for the Mayo Clinic Continuing Medical Education e-Curriculum Series in Ethiopia. In 2014 he was honored by AAHPM as an Inspiring Hospice and Palliative Medicine Leader Under 40.

Nurse: NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 contact hours. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

Physician: The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals: For participants* whose disciplines are other than counselor, nurse and physician, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the Webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificates to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form.

*including bereavement professionals, finance professionals, physician assistants, social workers, spiritual care givers, etc.

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